314 Pulaski Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 455-9313 Fax (718) 573-3072
Kosciosko Street/Hart Street
Pulaski Street/Stuyvesant Avenue
J to Myrtle Avenue and Broadway
G to Myrtle Avenue and Marcy Avenue
B15 to Marcus Garvey Boulevard and
B38 to Dekalb Avenue and Lewis Avenue
B43 to Throop Avenue and Pulaski Street
B46 to Dekalb Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
B54 to Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962) – She was a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt and a distant cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she married. She worked for social betterment as a lecturer, newspaper columnist and world traveler. While in the White House she broke tradition by abandoning the accepted First Lady roles in favor of political and reform work. She worked with trade union women and pressed for women's causes within the Democratic Party. She fought constantly for the betterment of Black people, youth, the poor and the unemployed. A U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she was made chairman of the Commission for Human Rights in 1946. Roosevelt Houses is in Brooklyn.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Eleanor Roosevelt I Houses has six buildings, 14, 15 and 16-stories tall with 762 apartments housing some 1,956 residents. The 7.81-acre complex was completed September 30, 1964 and is bordered by Kosciusko and Pulaski Streets, Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue in Brooklyn.